Updated: 3/14/2015

Pigment Producing Bacteria

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  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • blue-green pigment - pyocyanin
    • ubiquitous in "blue-green water"
  • Actinomyces israelii
    • yellow "sulfur" granules
    • "the yellow, sulfurous sand of the Israeli desert"
  • Staphylococcus aureus
    • yellow pigment
    • "aureus (latin) = gold"
  • Serratia marcescens
    • red pigment
    • "Mars is red"
 

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